The East African Marine System (Teams) is a 5,000-km fibre-optic undersea cable which links Kenya to UAE. Teams is a joint venture project between the government of Kenya and Kenyan telco operators, who hold 85 percent shares and UAE-based operator Etisalat, with 15 percent. Teams came into operation in 2009.
Teams cable is connected to the Kenya national fiber backbone network and other major backhaul providers, thus extending the gigabit submarine capacity to the rest of the neighbouring East African countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Ethiopia through cross-border connectivity arrangements.
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